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that the marine corps band has been the start of our coverage as opposed to beyonce, kelly clarkson and james taylor. we're going to hear from them as well but you're right, the marine corps band goes back to 1790s, back to the time of george washington. part of the official sort of vibe that we're going to hear this morning. we're at 7th and madison, about seven blocks from the reviewing stand, from the area where president obama and the dignitaries are -- 1500 dignitaries will be seated around president obama. what they've done is because of security, they've pushed the median -- a lot of folks are further back. they divide the mall into sections. it requires a certain level of security to get up close. a little less security to be further back where we are. based on the crowds that we're seeing and we should keep in mind it is about 40, 42 degrees, not a bad day here in washington. we're probably expecting about 800,000 or 900,000 people. it will not be jammed the way it was for four years ago for president obama's inaugural when there were about 1.8 million. i can tell you having been dow
. ( cheers and applause ) >> ifill: following the president's remarks, pop star kelly clarkson, the first winner of "american idol," performed "my country 'tis of thee." ♪ with freedom's holy light protect us by thy might ♪ ♪ great god and king >> ifill: in another of the day's first cuban-american poet richard blanco became the youngest inaugural poet ever and the first hispanic or openly gay person to recite a poem at the ceremony. in one passage he paid tribute to the victims of last month's elementary school shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> all of us, as vital as the one light we move through, the same light on blackboards with lessons for the day, equations to solve, history to question or atoms imagined, the "i have a dream" we all keep dreaming or the impossible vocabulary of sorrow that won't explain the empty desk of 20 children marked absent today and forever. >> ifill: a rev. of st. john's episcopal church where the first family worshipped this morning gave the been diction >> we pray for your blessing because without it, we will see only what the eye can see. but wit
in welcoming award winning artist kelly clarkson, accompanied by the united states marine band. ♪ ♪ my country 'tis of thee ♪ sweet land of liberty of thee i sing ♪ ♪ land where my fathers died land of the pilgrims' pride from every mountainside let freedom ring ♪ ♪ let music swell and ring from all the trees ♪ ♪ sweet freedom song ♪ let mortals towns away l ♪ ♪ my fathers got to be author of liberty ♪ ♪ to thee we sing ♪ let the land be bright with freedom's holy light ♪ ♪ protect us and above praise god our king ♪ >> wow. our next distinguished guest is the poet who is sharing with us words he has composed for this occasion. >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today. peeking over the smokies, greeting the faces of the great lakes, spreading a simple truth across the great plains and charging across the rockies. one light waking up roof tops, under each one a story told by our silent gestures moving across windows. my face, your face, millions of faces and morning's mirrors, each one yawning to life crescendoing into our day. the pencil yellow sc
, something he does so well, stealing the show. this time from kelly clarkson. this has gone viral. people are tweeting and attaching their own punchlines. you can just imagine what some of those lines may be. >> he's just trying to get a good look at kelly. then a photo bomb from the first lady's brother. craig robinson. you can see him popping his head out from behind the president. >> and leave it to teenagers, malia obama gets in front of her sister and a professional photographer during a tender moment between her parents. that's one of those moments that makes them so regular folk. >> and new york senator chuck schumer likes the camera, that's for sure. so he wasn't about to be left out. so here he is during beyonce's "star spangled banner" with a great big grin. >> he looks very, very happy. most of those men look happy when beyonce walked out. >> i'm video bombing you. >> you're video bombing me on your last day? did you do anything, you know, scandalous? >> when? >> just now? did you do anything fun in that photo bomb? >> no. you can look at tape. we just don't want you to stand u
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